The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced on Monday that Cal MediConnect will begin no earlier than January 2014. Cal MediConnect represents a historic effort to integrate the medical, social, and mental health services provided to some of the most vulnerable members of society. Already, there has been an impressive amount of work completed moving California...Read More
To enhance its stakeholder engagement efforts for the duals demonstration, the Department of Health Care Services has sponsored the development of this new website to inform the public about this exciting program. This site aims to serve three primary purposes: Serve as an easy-to-use one-stop clearinghouse for up-to-date information about the demonstration. Improve...Read More
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced March 27, 2013 a signed Duals Demonstration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to integrate care for dual eligible beneficiaries as a component of California’s Coordinate Care Initiative (CCI). Click here for the full text of the MOU, a fact sheet...Read More
Henrietta is an 87-year-old San Mateo County woman, who receives both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits. Like many other people who are dually eligible for both programs, she has numerous chronic health conditions, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic lung disease (COPD), peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Recently, Henrietta’s...Read More
To provide a greater understanding of the Medicare-Medicaid enrollee or “dual eligible” population, CMS developed profiles that examine this population’s demographic characteristics, utilization, and spending patterns on a state-by-state basis. All 50 state profiles can be found here. You can download California’s profile, but here is a closer look...Read More
Get background information on California’s dual eligibles demonstration, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions.Read more
Read about real people and their experiences trying to manage their Medicare and Medi-Cal services, plus those who receive care coordination help.